The one about my Turkish delight

The one about my Turkish delight

Decorating with Turkish Glass... Beauty on a Budget!

May I please show you a little obsession of mine?

 

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Ta-dah! I have a wee bit of a crush on Turkish glass serving dishes! Just look at these beauties! Have you ever seen anything so pretty?! Okay, I know it’s all subjective, and that beauty is all in the eye of the beholder – but I absolutely love these dinnertime gems! I have slowly collected these bowls, plates and platters from TJ Maxx and Marshall’s – my two favorite stores!

 

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I love serving our meals on these pieces – they really are jewelry for the dining table! I especially love how they glint and glimmer against our copper table top – as if they could be brand new or older, long-treasured pieces! Can you tell that I’m a sucker for global flair when it comes to decor?

 

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(Can you tell that I’m playing with the camera? My Beloved recently bought a new lens for our camera – and while I still don’t know what I’m doing, I’m having fun playing with the settings and trying different things. Thank you for putting up with my less than stellar photography – right now I’m just a snapping fool!)

 

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The only downside to these pieces is that you can’t stick them in the dishwasher, but does it look as if I mind? Seeing them display a batch of muffins,  hold a colorful salad, or serve corn on the cob hot off the grill – it makes me smile to use them! It makes everyday meals a wee bit dressier of an occasion! Oooh, and how pretty would these look hanging on a wall? Hmmm…I feel the creative juices flowing…

 

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Buying these from Marshall’s and TJ Maxx means that I didn’t have to break the bank to collect them! Many of my pieces were even on clearance! *happy Snoopy dance* Have I mentioned that I never pay full-price for anything? Really. Almost never. I’m cheapity-cheap-cheap-cheap frugal like that.

 

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Well, that’s a peek at one of my collections – the other two would be books and, *ahem*, shoes…but that’s another post for another time. I can’t help but wonder what things YOU collect. What things add a little beauty into your lives? Do you collect something that makes you smile? I would love to hear about it!

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